Random Utterances 2

"Nothing is absolutely dead: every meaning will have its homecoming festival."
Mikhail Bakhtin

"It is quite possible to imagine and postulate a unified truth that requires a plurality of consciousnesses, one that cannot… be fitted into the bounds of a single consciousness, one that is, so to speak, by its very nature full of event potential and is born at a point of contact among various consciousnesses…."
Mikhail  Bakhtin

"…Truth is not born nor is it to be found inside the head of an individual person, it is born between people collectively searching for truth, in the process of their dialogic interaction."
Mikhail Bakhtin

"In rhetoric there are the unconditionally right and the unconditionally guilty; there is total victory and the annihilation of the opponent. In dialogue, annihilation of the opponent also annihilates the very dialogic sphere in which discourse lives… This sphere is very fragile and is easily destroyed…"
Mikhail Bakhtin

“Religion gives to culture its ultimate content, culture gives to religion its language” – Raimon Panikkar

“The end of the human phenomenon is the religious act”– Raimon Panikkar

The objects of thought are a cultural invariant. All humankind thinks, and to think is to think something. This something is the objectum of thinking, that thing which the thinking activity projects, throws out in front of itself by virtue of the stimulus it has received. The concept, on the other hand, is no such universal invariant” – ”– Raimon Panikkar

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